Monthly Archives: March 2013

Discovering Chicano/a Literature

For some reason I’ve had Chicano/a literature on my mind lately. I keep thinking back to my first experience coming across an author that had a “Mexican-sounding” name. This was back in my junior year of high school. Our English … Continue reading

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Immigration: The Death of the Chicana/o Left

Prior to 1986 a clear Left voice could be heard on immigration reform. Among its priorities was that there would be no guest worker program, there would be no employer sanctions, there would be a more humane border enforcement policy, … Continue reading

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¡MEChA Esta Presente! Press Conference at CSULA on April 25th

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Noche de Conciencia y Resistencia on April 25th at CSULA

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What is Chicano to a Non-Chicano?

Chicano is an act of defiance-Tino Villanueva I spent a lot of time thinking about this quote after I read it on Aztlán Reads. I wondered what it meant exactly. But most importantly I wondered what my relation was to … Continue reading

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Arizona: The Ruling

U.S. Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima has made his decision to uphold disparate treatment of Mexican Americans, and the constitutionality of HB 2281. The purpose of this law was to destroy Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program.  In doing … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name? What You Make of It!

A war on the memories of Mexican Americans and other minorities is occurring raging throughout the country, and I am interested in knowing why the right wing is so obsessed with erasing our historical memory? In places such as Arizona … Continue reading

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Harvest of Loneliness presented by MEChA de CSULA on April 15

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¡Ban This! Tucson Festival of Books Panel Discussion

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Arizona Being Political: It is Immigration Reform, Stupid!

For the past forty years, the most pressing issue for Mexican Americans and other Latinos has been immigration reform. It has dominated our conversations, our agendas, and for the more politically conscious among us, it goes to the core of … Continue reading

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